While you may try hard on a routine basis, you’ll never truly be able to thank your mom for putting up with you for, well, forever. Sure, you should be showing your appreciation all year long, but it’s especially important to do so on Mother’s Day. Seriously, don’t forget it.
If you’re looking to make this Mother’s Day a meaningful one for mom, there are plenty of unique and thoughtful gift ideas to choose from (including some great Mother’s Day gift ideas from Amazon). Sure, the standard flowers and card situation will always be appreciated, but we’re certain a gift for mom that’s more useful and personalized would solidify that “favorite child” status even more.
From useful planners to gift your mother-in-law, to sentimental portraits that’ll give you son-of-the-year status, to super unique last-minute ideas for the procrastinator, we’ve done all the research to help you find the best gift for any mom to receive. Check out the 64 most meaningful Mother’s Day gifts that mom will love (even if she doesn’t want anything this year).
1 of 64
Happy Moments Arts Custom Family Portrait
Getting the whole family together for a group portrait is basically impossible with everyone’s busy schedules. Surprise your mom with this unique gift of a custom drawing of all your family members (even pets). Have it drawn on canvas or save some money with a digital file to print at home. Either way, your mom will love it and she might even use it for next year’s Christmas card.
2 of 64
Presstine Printing Family Names Throw Pillow
Add a personal touch to mom’s living room with a customized pillow cover with the names of everyone in the family on it. The simple-yet-stylish design is sure to look great on any couch.
3 of 64
Knock Knock What I Love about Mom Fill in the Love Book Fill-in-the-Blank Gift Journal, 4.5 x 3.25-inches
You’ll win every point in the book (literally) with this thoughtful and personal Mother’s Day gift idea.
4 of 64
Allbirds Women’s Tree Dashers
Even if your mother wouldn’t normally wear sneakers, she won’t be able to deny loving the seriously comfortable feel of these simply stylish sneakers. Made of breathable and durable tree material with a minimalist design, these runners combine style and function in a way that no one can resist.
5 of 64
J.Crew The Carryall Tote
This stylish tote is a useful gift for the mom who can never find anything in her purse. It comes with a chic pouch to store her small goods, while the carryall shape allows for each access to find those car keys she keeps misplacing.
6 of 64
Kate Spade New York First Bloom Floral Pendant Necklace
You could buy your mom flowers for Mother’s Day, you could buy her jewelry, or you can give her this unique and stylish floral necklace from Kate Spade. From casual brunches to summer weddings, this chic necklace is the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.
7 of 64
Homesick “Thank You, Mom” Candle
Sure, your mom may have a cabinet full of candles, but this meaningful “Thank you, Mom” candle from Homesick will be here new favorite because she’ll think of you every time she lights it.
8 of 64
Naipo Shiatsu Back and Neck Massager with Heat
Treat mom to regular massages without actually sending her to the spa (who has the budget for that?) when you gift her this heated massaging wrap, which is ideal for rest and recovery days. All she has to do is plug it in, turn it on, and eight shiatsu back massager nodes work their magic along with heat to relieve muscle tension in her back. She’ll have you to thank for helping her spring back into action every time.
9 of 64
Mark and Graham Small Travel Jewelry Case
A special (and personalized) gift for all of her travels—or to spruce up her armoire.
10 of 64
Custom Acrylic Tabletop
Some photos are just too special to only stay on Instagram or Facebook. Gift mom a cool acrylic-printed image of a meaningful moment that deserves a space on her book shelf. Amazon has tons of great Mother’s Day gift options like this one, including a similar metal version, too.
11 of 64
Custom Handwriting Bracelet
It’s a bracelet mom can wear everyday with the personal touch of your very own handwriting. Choose from silver, gold, or rose gold, send a picture of your handwritten design, and in a little over a week, you’ll have the most meaningful Mother’s Day gift.
12 of 64
Personalized Cutting Board
Help mom remember the family’s favorite recipes and pass them down to your siblings with this cool, personalized wood cutting board. Splurge for $10 more and have it carved in her own handwriting to make it an extra meaningful gift this Mother’s Day.
13 of 64
Bose QuietComfort Noise-Cancelling Earbuds
If your mom still uses the same wire headphones she’s had since the early aughts, consider this the most useful Mother’s Day gift to give mom. She’ll love sporting these noise-cancelling headphones while she jams out to her favorite music with up to 18 hours of battery life and no dangled cords to tie her down.
14 of 64
Slip Beauty Sleep To Go! Gift Set
This isn’t just some ordinary pillow case. The Slip Silk pillowcase is a favorite among beauty experts for a luxurious pillow cover that’s anti-aging, anti-creasing, and anti-bed head. This Mother’s Day, treat her to this set that comes with a cool eye mask for her to enjoy the full silk slumber experience. Basically, your mom will wake up feeling glamorous with this thoughtful gift idea, even if she only had a few hours of rest.
15 of 64
The Ember mug has been a great, useful Mother’s Day gift idea for the past few years, but this year, the brand launched a stylish rose gold colorway that’ll put a smile on her face while she sips her beverages at the perfect temperature. While you’re at it, pick up the brand’s new car charger, so she can keep her daily coffee or tea just the way she likes it while on-the-go.
16 of 64
Sanipoe 360 Rotating Makeup Organizer
Even if your mom is the most organized person you know, she’ll love this useful gift of a professional vanity organizer for all of her makeup and products.
17 of 64
Mama Bear Necklaces
There’s no more meaningful gift to give your mom this Mother’s Day than a timeless, personalized piece of jewelry. The Mama bear necklace comes in sterling silver with ability to chose up to 5 bronze cub bears to represent all her children. It’s stylish, unique, and the perfect gift that represents the strong bond you have with your mother.
18 of 64
Amazon Explore: Ilaria’s Italian Kitchen Creamy Tagliatelle From Scratch
Sure, mom deserves a trip to Italy, but that might be a bit out of your price range. Gift her the Amazon Explore experience, where she can livestream with a chef to make the best authentic pasta dish from scratch. Who knew Amazon had such unique Mother’s Day gift ideas?! *Chef’s kiss*
19 of 64
Jo Malone Blossoms Cologne Collection
A new fragrance is a no-fail gift that never disappoints, but figuring out mom’s favorite scent can be a struggle. Try gifting your mother an assortment of floral and fruity scents for her to find her perfect match for any occasion.
20 of 64
Sugarfina Floral 3-Piece Candy Bento Box
Does mom have a sweet tooth? Gift her this assortment of luxe candies to give her the chicest sugar rush on Mother’s Day.
21 of 64
Way of Will Unwind Essential Oils Set
Help the mom who has everything to relax and unwind after a hard day with the soothing scents of patchouli, lavender, peppermint, and frankincense in this essential oils gift set. Anything that provides some R&R is a thoughtful and useful gift your mother will appreciate.
22 of 64
Apple TV 4K
Help mom binge her favorite shows and discover new ones while she kicks back and relaxes this Mother’s day with the new Apple TV. With 4K with Dolby Vision, she’ll enjoy a cinematic experience in the comfort of her home, watching hours of entertainment from streaming services like Disney+, Apple TV+, Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and so much more, all with an easy-to-use remote.
23 of 64
Away The Weekender
Is mom ready to hit the road for a weekend getaway? She’ll need this attractive Away weekend bag that has plenty of useful compartments, including a separate one just for her shoes.
24 of 64
Little Hippo Baby Handprint Kit
There’s nothing quite like a new mom’s first Mother’s Day. Kids grow up fast, so help the mom in your life remember this meaningful moment forever with a baby handprint kit. You’ll get 3 packs of non-toxic white clay, a mini roller, a picture frame, and everything else you’ll need to put together the perfect personalized gift for Mother’s Day.
25 of 64
Molton Brown Limited-Edition Orange & Bergamot Gift Set
Moms that love fancy soaps can’t get enough of Molton Brown’s heavenly scents. This orange and bergamot set is a useful gift idea for entertaining guests at home this summer.
26 of 64
Brooklinen The Unwind Gift Set
You really can’t go wrong with a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift set from Brooklinen. This super-soft robe and candle set is just what she needs to pamper herself for a relaxing evening.
27 of 64
Casper Crinkle Throw
This chic and soft throw is perfect for chilly sunsets on the beach or movie night in the living room. It’s made from 100% organic cotton and is available in four different color ways.
28 of 64
Panasonic Nanoe Salon Hair Dryer
We’re sure mom is missing her weekly blowouts during the pandemic, but you can help bring the salon experience home with this innovative hair dryer by Panasonic. It comes with multiple attachments to achieve the perfect ‘do for any day.
29 of 64
She’ll have so much fun every season testing out the latest beauty, fitness, and fashion items with this must-have box filled with $200 worth of in-demand goods.
30 of 64
Estée Lauder All Day Hydration Set
You might not know mom’s skincare routine, but there’s no doubt she’ll be obsessed with this Estee Lauder set that includes all sorts of face and eye creams to help her to look refreshed and rejuvenated.